Paul Schroeder

September 10th, 1957 to December 8th, 2020

Paul Gregory Schroeder, 63, of Port Huron, passed away Tuesday, December 8, 2020 after a hard fight against Covid-19.

He was born September 10, 1957 in Port Huron to the late Eleanor and Preston Schroeder Sr.

He was a lifetime member and usher at St. Mary’s Catholic Church and was very strong in his faith. He was also a longtime member of Knights of Columbus Father Welch Council, Blue Water Aerie #3702 F.O.E. and was a regular blood donor with the Red Cross.

Paul loved people, was always smiling, had a great sense of humor and loved a good joke. He had a notorious deep voice an would laugh until he choked. He had a non-judgmental, giving and gentle nature. He never met a stranger and was a fierce friend for life. He gave everyone a nickname.

Paul loved sports, especially hockey, playing his whole life from Pee Wees until the last season before Covid. He loved music and was always only a song away from some great air guitar.

A hard worker, Paul retired from Mueller Brass in early 2020. He enjoyed yard work and tinkering around the house. He was a role model who taught his children the value of hard work. Paul loved to take the scenic route so he could tell stories of the places he worked and memories he made. He loved camping, traveling, and making new memories. He also loved holidays and spending time with his family and friends, especially his children. He loved gatherings and wouldn’t miss a chance to party.

He is survived by three children, Januce Potter, Paul (Christen) Schroeder and Julie (Travis) Scruggs; four grandchildren, Cassie, Rory, Stella and Ian Paul; five siblings, Preston (Sandy) Schroeder Jr., Thomas Schroeder, Carole (Doug) Thornsberry, John (Caroline) Schroeder and Janet (Greg) Bugaiski; his longtime girlfriend, Sandy Tynes; several nieces and nephews, including special nephew, Tommy; and longtime best friend, Kevin “Smitty” Smith. He was preceded in death by his uncle and aunt, John and Enid Heering.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Sunday and 2-8 p.m. Monday in Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home. A limited number of people will be allowed in at a time. Please wear a mask for the safety and comfort of others.

The Funeral Mass will be held at 10 am Tuesday, December 15, 2020 in St. Mary Catholic Church. The Reverend Zbigniew Zomerfeld will officiate.

Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Port Huron.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross or St. Mary Catholic Church. To send condolences, visit

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